Aug 5 2015 - 1:19 pm

Two iconic Blizzard heroes are coming to Heroes of the Storm

The new characters for Heroes of the Storm are coming thick and fast, and soon Blizzard will add two new Warrior heroes to the game from two of its most iconic franchises
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The new characters for Heroes of the Storm are coming thick and fast, and soon Blizzard will add two new Warrior heroes to the game from two of its most iconic franchises.

The game will add Rexxar, the Beastmaster from World of Warcraft, and Artanis, the leader of StarCraft's Protoss race, in the near future, Blizzard announced today.

The two warriors will be unique in the game, as the first ranged warrior and the first StarCraft warrior respectively.

Attendees at this week's Gamescom got a chance to play Rexxar on the convention floor. Hearthstone's original Hunter hero uses his pet Misha and throwing axes to do damage from range, a departure from the melee warriors that have been in the game so far.

Kharazim, the Diablo monk that had been announced previously, was also available to play at the event. Little information was released on Artanis, suggesting that he may still be some months away from actually being in the game.

Heroes will also add its ninth battleground to the game, Infernal Shrines. The map has three shrines that can be activated, much like Sky Temple. Capturing a shrine will summon one of three large punishers which will push forward in the lane.

If both of the newly announced Heroes make into the game this year, they will be the eighth and ninth characters added to the game since January. Along with the four new maps, this amounts to a pretty significant amount of new content for the game in 2015.

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